Progress meetings Present Perfect practice

Business Result Pre-Intermediate Unit 5

Try to find things that you have done more than your partner this week.

Ideas:

Cigarette break/ Coffee break                                Work overtime

Email                                                                          Phone

Meeting                                                                      Commute

Document (agenda, minutes, report, email, note, memo, etc)

Print out                                                                      Photocopy

Drink                                                               Foreign language/ Foreign people

Apologise                                                                  Complain

Miss                                                                            Late

Sign                                                                            Order

Receive                                                                      Buy/ Purchase

Thank

Do the same thing, but this time talking about your whole working life

Ideas:

Presentation

Conference

Trade fair

(Maternity/ Paternity/ Sick/ Study) leave

Bonus

Pay rise

Apply

Promotion

Trip

Meet

Criticise

English

Teleconference/ Videoconference

Fly

Use

Organise

Speak

Change

Refuse/ Reject

Borrow

Cancel

Consider/ Think about

Fix/ Mend/ Repair

Invest

Sell

Lend

Participate in

Disagree

Fax

Hold a progress check meeting and say no to at least half of the things that your partner checks, giving reasons for the lack of progress.

Ideas

Minutes

Agenda

Paperwork

Project

Contacting people

Read

Write

Send

Reply

Meet

Arrange

Accounts

Recruitment

Decide

Do the same, but this time checking the things which have been done and not done and then dividing out the extra jobs between you.

Do the same, but this topic on the topic of preparation for an internal training course for the sales staff with an external trainer.

What things did you decide needed to be done in the roleplay above? Listen to tapescript 26 and make a list of things that they have to do.

How does Antonio reply each time?

After analysing the language, do the same with the situation below, but this time deciding what action you should take before you divide the jobs between you.

Recruitment problems:

Jobs advertised in the national press every three months. Hundreds of applicants but most unsuitable. Cost of advertising very high.

Only one part-time HR manager.

Little diversity – 85% of employees are women under 35.

High staff turnover – the average length of stay in the organisation is only 18 months.

Benefits only the national legal minimum, e.g. 20 days’ paid holiday a year and six weeks of paid maternity leave.

Hold a progress meeting after six months to discuss what has been done, how successful it has been, and what else needs to be done. Use the list of things done below if you need to:

Discussed problems and solutions with e-recruitment company

Agreed on budget for e-recruitment

Increased number of men to 20%

Extended holidays and maternity leave

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PDF version for easy printing: Present Perfect progress meetings

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